player's objective in this games is to guess if the
value of a randomly selected card will fall between
the values of two previously exposed cards. The games
is played in the following manner:
The player places a bet on the layout (see illustration
at the end of this website).
The dealer places two "community" cards
(used by all players) in the center of the layout.
If the cards are paired, a third card is automatically
dealt. If this card matches the pair, the player wins
and is paid eleven to one on the initial bet. If it
doesn't match the pair, the hand is a push.
If the first two cards are consecutive in value (6,
7 or J, Q, etc.) the hand is a push.
If the cards are nonconsecutive (e.g. 3, 8 or 2, K)
the player may make an additional bet, up to the amount
of the original bet, in hopes of winning a payoff
ranging from even money to five to one if the third
card dealt falls between the values of the initial
If the third card falls outside the range of the first
two cards, or ties the value of either card, the original
bet and the additional bet are lost.
The only strategy recommended for this games is to
not make the additional bet-the raise bet-unless the
range between the values of the first two cards is
seven or more. Even following this strategy, the casino
still maintains an edge of 3.5 percent, which makes
it a bad games for the knowledgeable player.